Discourse, Memory, Gender
By (author) Elizabeth Minchin
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Homeric Voices by Elizabeth Minchin
Book DescriptionHomeric Voices is a study, from a compositional point of view, of the substantial speeches and exchanges of speech that Homer depicts in his songs. Drawing on research in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and cognitive psychology, Elizabeth Minchin considers the words that Homer attributes to his characters from two perspectives, as cognitive and as social phenomena. She asks how the poet worked with memory to generate the speech forms that he represents; and how Homeric speech constructs and reveals the social hierarchies that are bound up with age, status, and gender - with particular interest in gender - in the world of the poems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199280124
(222mm x 146mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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How could a poet who worked in an oral tradition maintain the momentum of his song and how could a poet such as Homer weave a tale to fill an evening? This study demonstrates how poetry in an oral tradition makes creative use of the resources of memory to assist in its preparation and performance.
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Author Biography - Elizabeth Minchin
Elizabeth Minchin is Reader in the School of Language Studies, Australian National University.
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